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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Empty Cage Syndrome


I used to live with a geriatric albino guinea pig.

Now, I live with an empty cage.

Maybe later, I'll think of something funny to write about this. Not tonight. I'm going to the lake so that I don't have to see the cage for a few days. I'll be back Monday.

R.I.P. Wiggy. You were some pig.

Mist 1


101 Comments:

At 8:20 PM, Blogger S. A. F. said...

Wow. Sorry for your loss. There are other er, pigs on the farm. Live on with his memories to make you warm and fuzzy.

 
At 8:37 PM, Blogger Jonas said...

Awwwwwwwwwww................damn!

All creatures...great and small...leave a mark...

 
At 8:46 PM, Blogger Michael C said...

I'm sorry Mist. Wiggy was a special little pig and was lucky you rescued him!!

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger EE said...

So sorry about Wiggy.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger Ginamonster said...

Oh Mist, I'm sorry. Amazing how those fuzzy little critters get to us, isn't it?

 
At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Dawn said...

Awww...Wiggy the guinea piggy. I'm sorry.

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger Jim said...

That's sad, and too bad. Pets aren't meant to live as long as we do. Maybe we are supposed to ...
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At 11:33 PM, Anonymous archie said...

I'm saddened by your loss, Mist. Grieving never goes away, it just gets a little more bearable with time. I will be thinking of you.

 
At 12:03 AM, Blogger phishez_rule said...

Look at it this way mist - no more having her foul herself you have to bath her. No more having to 'scrub' her rear end. No more getting her off. you can focus on you now.

Jokes aside though. I'm really sorry. Even the smallest of animals make a big impression.

 
At 12:31 AM, Blogger KB said...

Aw, I'm so sorry for your loss! Pets aren't just animals, they're a part of the family too. Hope you feel better soon.

 
At 12:51 AM, Blogger Fiona said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Wiggy. I'm sure you gave her a life guinea pigs can only dream of.

 
At 1:49 AM, Blogger Jawahir Jewels said...

sorry to hear about wiggy and my her soul rest in peace

interesting blogs am still reading it ...

 
At 2:23 AM, Blogger Blitz Krieg said...

Sorry Mist. Maybe our rabbit will be leaving soon and she can keep Wiggy company. Hopefully.

 
At 2:45 AM, Blogger Glamourpuss said...

Every pig has its day.

Hope the lake provides respite.

Puss

 
At 3:05 AM, Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

I am so sorry hon. I know how that is.

 
At 3:24 AM, Anonymous token said...

I'm so sorry.

 
At 3:28 AM, Blogger NWJR said...

I can't think of anything funny to say, and I wouldn't if I could.

"Wiggy" is a cool name, though.

 
At 3:31 AM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

See you Monday :)

 
At 3:46 AM, Blogger Akelamalu said...

Aw Wiggy has gone to the big cage in the sky. :(

 
At 4:13 AM, Blogger tammy said...

She had a life some pigs only dream of. Here's to the most famous geriatric albino guinea pig in the blogosphere, maybe even the world.

So sorry, Mist.

 
At 4:48 AM, Blogger WNG said...

I'm so sorry Mist.

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger WanderingGirl said...

RIP Wiggy.

Mist1, I'm pouring one out for Wiggy... and by "pouring one out" I mean "drinking one".

 
At 5:50 AM, Blogger Paula D. said...

Awwwwww!

 
At 5:52 AM, Blogger Susan said...

sorry for your loss..

 
At 6:03 AM, Blogger karma lennon said...

So sorry to hear about Wiggy. :(

 
At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's all have a drink in Wiggy's memory. Cheers.

 
At 6:38 AM, Blogger Roadchick said...

Sorry, sweetie - losing a pet is always hard. Wiggy was lucky to have had the chance to live so close to greatness - and so many fantastic pairs of shoes.

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger Kara said...

Aw, I'm sorry about Wiggy (((hugs)))

 
At 7:22 AM, Blogger Avitable said...

I'm sorry to hear about Wiggy.

I can offer a replacement guinea pig, and just ignore the fact that he smells a little bit like someone's butt.

 
At 7:34 AM, Blogger TOM said...

Goodnight sweet pig! R.I.P.

 
At 7:41 AM, Blogger furiousBall said...

RIP Wiggy.

Paper Mache pets - take up space, but with half the mess and twice the mache

 
At 7:50 AM, Anonymous Miss Britt said...

Awwwwww Mist, that's so sad.

I'm sorry your parents weren't there to replace it with a look a like guinea so that you could be spared this sadness for another ten years or so. :-(

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger The CEO said...

R,
I sit in mourning with you.
M

 
At 8:19 AM, Anonymous 123Valerie said...

My heart goes out to you, dear one.

I have a faux fur cape you can have if it will make you feel better.

 
At 8:20 AM, Blogger blog Portland said...

I hope he tasted as good as he lived.

 
At 8:45 AM, Blogger notfearingchange said...

Ah...sorry to hear mist.

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger Comedy + said...

Sorry for your loss Mist. Pets are such an important part of so many homes. Losing them is painful. See you Monday. :)

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

RIP = "Rodent In Peace"

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Scottsdale Girl said...

Well shit. That sucks!

Sending condolences and vodka.

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Wavemancali said...

It is a sad day
Red eyes and white fur are gone
Wiggy is no more.

 
At 9:59 AM, Blogger Tera said...

Aww, RIP Wiggy...and we in a not so long ago post of yours discussed having pork chops when speaking of Wiggy.

I'm sure he was a T....double e, double r, double i, double f, double i, double c,c,c pig.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Just A Girl said...

Sorry for your loss.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger jennifer starfall said...

i'm sorry, darling.

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Mystic Wing said...

Very sorry to hear this. Our GP goes by the name of Jezebel, and we'll be very sad on the future day when she passes.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Webmiztris said...

bummer. sorry to hear this, mist. you do realize guinea pigs can't sustain on just wine and cigarettes like you; right? :)

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous hellohahanarf said...

i sure do hate this for you. tonight when i raise a ketel one i will acknowledge you & wiggy.

all the best to you.

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger fringes said...

Good night, sweet pig.

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger ~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...

:(

I had a guinea pig once too, my dad cooked it and killed it.

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Lizza said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, M1.

I'm raising a (coconut vodka) toast to you and Wiggy. May he have all the food he wants to eat and all the sex he wants to have in guinea pig heaven.

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Lizza said...

Apologies, Wiggy was a she, apparently.

 
At 11:45 AM, Blogger DanjerusKurves said...

According to the great Kinky Friedman, when you die and go to Heaven all of the animals you have loved will come running to meet you ...

Let's just hope the ones you have eaten don't do the same.

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Jenny! said...

My family has gone through two guinea pigs...the second just died a few months ago! Very sad!

 
At 12:35 PM, Blogger Natalia said...

It is interesting that you chose to write that you lived with the guinea pig as opposed to saying that the guinea pig lived with you.

That's love.

RIP Wiggy.

-N

 
At 1:30 PM, Blogger Nance said...

My sympathies.

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Chrissy121875 said...

Awwwww...This post made me really weepy, Mist! (Seriously!) :( Sorry for your loss.

 
At 2:57 PM, Blogger Plump Pigeon said...

Poor Wiggy. Maybe with time you could get a shiny new baby piggie that needs a home, to fill the empty cage.

I know im going to be sad when my piggies pass on.

Btw, Wiggy is a top class name!

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger Winter said...

So sorry.

 
At 3:31 PM, Blogger melanie said...

its hard to see our friends leave us forever. i hope you find a place to cry and feel your pain. HUGZZZZZZZ. and a box of kleenex.

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger "Single Girl in the City" said...

I'm so sorry for your loss...
I'm sad losing my dustbunnies, I can only imagine your sorrow.

I hope you find some solace at the lake this weekend :)

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Spellbound said...

I still miss Shirley, the dappled brown and white mouse who lived in my master bathroom in a smaller cage. My son accused me of killing her by feeding her chocolate chips, but I later found she exceeded all life expectancies for mice, especially little round mice with quizical expressions. I put her in the wooden box my first boyfriend gave me when I was in second grade and had a little ceremony under the cedar tree outside. I didn't know any mouse prayers, but I hope there is chocolate in mouse heaven.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Todd said...

That'll do pig, That'll do...

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger Echomouse said...

I'm so sorry about Wiggy. {{Hug}}
The loss of a pet is one of the worst experiences ever.
I'll be thinking of you. I'll say prayers for Wiggy too.

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger Jocelyn said...

Crud.

And I don't even like furry things like your buddy was. But I like you and how you liked him.

So crud.

 
At 12:10 AM, Blogger SQT said...

I'm sorry about Wiggy. Losing a pet is the worst.

 
At 3:05 AM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said...

Tod said...

That'll do pig, That'll do...

Amen.

 
At 6:16 AM, Blogger Fab said...

Sorry for your loss. How geriatric was he? Mine died a year ago. The Fons just turned 6. Black as night he was. I miss him sqeeking every time I open the door of the fridge.

 
At 7:13 AM, Blogger ADW said...

Wiggy the Piggy, sorry for the loss.

 
At 7:38 AM, Blogger CG said...

I came to visit as you always cheer me up. I wish I could cheer YOU now! Hope you feel better soon x

 
At 7:45 AM, Blogger booda baby said...

I have this weird thing about death. I'm glad you're very sad about the piggy Wiggy. It's a good thing, in my big stupid opinion, to be able to feel that.

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Matt said...

May I suggest you replacing the pig with a man...

Ugh. There was a feminist joke in there somewhere....

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger His Sinfulness said...

I dread the day when I come home to find Gandalf, my geriatric ferret, dead in cage. You have my sympathies.

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger Arthur Dent said...

Sorry to hear about Wiggy. I raise my glass and solomnly speak,

"To the friends we have, the friends we've lost, and the friends we've yet to meet."

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger Amber Dalton said...

Mist - his life was better for knowing you.

Let me know if I can help. If for nothing else than aggressive shoe shopping and a few drinks - on me. (Not the shoes - am I made of money?)

-AD

 
At 11:53 AM, Blogger Stacy said...

Sorry for your loss Mist. I have empty nest you know and even though it sounds like bullshit, it gets easier over time, I promise.

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

I'm so sorry.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Cheeky said...

Awwww now that just makes me sad....

I will miss the adventures of Wiggy.

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Kiyotoe said...

aww man, I feel your pain Misty. I had two ferrets (yup, like Beastmaster) and those sons of bitches died at the same time. The pet shop lady said they'd live up to seven years and they almost died seven years to the day that I bought 'em.

I still hurt :(

 
At 2:34 PM, Blogger STAK said...

Sorry bout your pig......

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger Liz said...

I'm sorry you've lost your pal. I kept thinking of all these clever ways you could use the cage. Then I remembered that guinea pigs are very small and that none of my bright ideas were too bright. Unless you're dating a really, really small man.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Matt said...

I'm sorry, Mist.

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger ~Tim said...

Very sorry for your loss.

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger tsduff said...

That is one clean cage. My piggy Cuddles didn't have one so nice. Sorry about Wiggy.

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger heather said...

oh mist. :-(

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Palm Springs Savant said...

sorry to hear about Wiggy...I'm an animal lover and enjoy pets when you are ready you'll know what to do

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Tammie Jean said...

Sorry to hear about Wiggy, Mist :(

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger A Million Paths said...

I used to have a guinea pig. His name was Barney. I almost bought him on September 11th but the mall was closed so I bought him a week later. My roomate used to let him out of his cage, where he'd promptly crawl under our couch and shit there. She never did pick up his guinea pig poop. I'm not a fan of animal in cages.

 
At 9:12 PM, Blogger C said...

Sorry I stayed away so long. I missed the passing of a good pig.
:(

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger mist1 said...

all,

Thanks so much for your words. Your kindness and the love of all things alcoholic have gotten me through this tough period. I'm back.

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Laurie said...

I'm sorry. Hugs, Laurie

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Big Pissy said...

Mist,

I'm so sorry about Wiggy. :(

Hugs,

Pissy

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger Dave said...

It's Sunday night and hot as hell. Hope you are in some AC.

If Wiggy got to read what you write, the pig had a good life.

 
At 3:18 PM, Blogger Honey said...

you have been tagged

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger eric313 said...

Mist1
hope your need for alcohol in rough times has taken care of itself. You are important to many--as you are already quite vocally aware of. Write well as you always do.
E

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger mysterygirl! said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, Mist. :(

 
At 11:10 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

Oh, very sad.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Patrick D said...

Oh no! I'm sorry! How sad.

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger eric313 said...

hello misty

 
At 6:10 PM, Blogger eric313 said...

thought the best tribute for your guinea pig...

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger eric313 said...

...woud be if someone helped you get to one hundred rigth here.

But I'll leave that to you.

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger velvet girl said...

Sorry about Wiggy, poor guinea piggy.

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger CondoBlogger said...

Awwwwww... so sorry.

 

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